Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna Preview!

The Linux Mint developers continue their success with a brand new version of their free operating system, Linux Mint 4.0, codename Daryna. Being based on Celena and compatible with the Ubuntu Gutsy repositories, Daryna brings many new software and tools, such as:

  • Linux kernel 2.6.22
  • GNOME 2.20.0
  • OpenOffice.org Suite 2.3.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0

Other highlights of this release include:

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Linux Mint 4.0 KDE Beta Released!

Linux Mint community has released today the first beta version of Linux Mint 4.0, codenamed Daryna, KDE Edition. Being based on Celena KDE CE and compatible with the Ubuntu Gutsy repositories,Daryna brings many new softwares and tools, such as:

  • Linux kernel 2.6.22-14
  • XFCE CE 4.4.1
  • OpenOffice.org 2.3.0
  • Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0
  • Mozilla Sunbird 0.7

“Daryna KDE is not as minty as the main edition but it is mintier than Cassandra KDE” – says the Linux Mint Community.

Through the highlights of this release, we can notice:

  • mintInstall
  • mintUpdate
  • mintAssistant

There are also, ‘minted’ versions of Firefox and Sunbird!

Linux Mint Daryna KDE CE is a DVD only release, but don’t despond, as the Linux Mint Community announced that they will release a miniKDE version for all of you who don’t have a DVD-ROM drive.

Known issues in Daryna KDE

  • When shutting down or restarting the Live CD, it will freeze at least 50% of the time at the last step.
  • Large screen monitors (e.g. Dell 24″) can be a bit scary to setup. If your screen goes to power save mode or no signal mode during boot/login, just move your mouse to wake it up again.
  • Nvidia card setup: to use Envy, first edit your xorg.conf file and change the “nv” driver to “nvidia”. Then run Envy and install the Nvidia driver, but DO NOT let it modify your xorg.conf file. Strange things can happen to your screen and you may need to reset your computer. Therefore, it is recommended that you enter a console session (with Alt+F1) to setup your Nvidia card. Use “sudo envy -t” from the command line to install the Nvidia driver.

What new in Daryna : –

  • Out of the box multimedia support
  • Microsoft Windows Integration (Dual-boot, NTFS read/write support, Migration Assistant)
  • One-Click install system (Linux Mint Software Portal, mintInstall)
  • Easy file-sharing (mintUpload)
  • Desktop features, Control Center, mintMenu
  • 3D Effects
  • Great configuration tools
  • Great selection of default applications (OpenOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Gimp, Pidgin, XChat, Amarok..etc)
  • Solid package base (Google Earth, Picasa, Skype, a lot of important software present in the repositories or in the Linux Mint Software Portal, compatibility with all Ubuntu Feisty repositories and most Debian packages)

Download : Linux Mint

Linux Mint 3.0 KDE Edition Released

The Linux Mint team has released last night the KDE Edition of their successful Linux operating system, Linux Mint 3.0 (codename Cassandra). The KDE Edition was created by and for the Linux Mint community and it’s based on Bianca-KDE but compatible with all Feisty repositories. Highlights of this release include:

The Linux Mint team has released last night the KDE Edition of their successful Linux operating system, Linux Mint 3.0 (codename Cassandra). The KDE Edition was created by and for the Linux Mint community and it’s based on Bianca-KDE but compatible with all Feisty repositories. Highlights of this release include:

  • Linux kernel 2.6.20-15
  • KDE 3.5.6
  • Beryl 0.2.1 with Beryl-Manager

This release is not as minty as the main edition but it is mintier than Bianca KDE. More Mint applications will be ported to KDE for the Celena KDE edition. This desktop-ready KDE Mint has all the usual Minty goodness for the web and media applications. I have made the choice to make the Mint KDE CE edition more pro-desktop and to mirror the main edition closer with respect to the main applications. So what does this mean? Some applications have been swapped for their more mainstream counterparts.” – says Jamie Birse, maintainer of Linux Mint KDE Edition.

Here are some of the most interesting applications you’ll find in this edition:

  • OpenOffice 2.2.0
  • Firefox 2.0.0.4
  • Thunderbird 1.5.0.12 (version 2.0 is available in the Software Portal)
  • Sunbird 0.6a1
  • Dolphin 0.8.1
  • Tasty Menu 0.8.2
  • Amarok 1.4.6
  • K3B 1.0
  • K9Copy 1.1.0
  • Scribus 1.2.5
  • KMyMoney 0.8.5
  • Sun Java 6
  • DigiKam
  • Gimp
  • Gwenview
  • Kooka
  • Krita
  • KGet
  • KFTPGrabber
  • KNetworkManager
  • Kopete
  • Konversation
  • Inkscape
  • Hugin
  • mintInstall 2.4

Download : ISO | ISO Torrents

Announcement : Official Anno.

Exaile:The best Media player!

Exaile is a music player aiming to be similar to KDE’s Amarok, but for GTK+ and written in Python. It incorporates many of the cool things from Amarok (and other media players) like automatic fetching of album art, handling of large libraries, lyrics fetching, artist/album information via Wikipedia, Last.fm submission support, and optional iPod support via a plugin.

In addition, Exaile also includes a built-in SHOUTcast directory browser, tabbed playlists (so you can have more than one playlist open at a time), blacklisting of tracks (so they don’t get scanned into your library), downloading of guitar tablature from fretplay.com, and submitting played tracks on your iPod to Last.fm.

Exaile 0.2.10

  • Plugin Manager improvements – you can now install plugins from within the plugin manager
  • Scriptable Radio Panel – People will be able to write plugins for your favorite streaming service. (currently shoutcast is available)
  • Lots of new translations
  • New music sharing plugin – you can share your music with people using iTunes or other people using Exaile

See whole Changelog – ChangeLog – Exaile – Trac

Installation : – 2 Installation methods as usual.

  • Open Terminal and type this :-

 

Code:

sudo apt-get install exaile

  • 2 Installation Step

Open Terminal and type following : –

 

Code:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Add these lines at the bottom and save

 

Code:

deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42 feisty exaile

and then type the following in terminal : make sure you have saved above step

 

Code:

wget http://download.tuxfamily.org/syzygy42/8434D43A.gpg sudo apt-key add 8434D43A.gpg sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install exaile

For Fedora users : –

 

Code:

yum install exaile

Enjoyy the best player for Gnome :hap2:

Home Page : Exaile | Music Player for GTK+
Plugins : Exaile | Music Player for GTK+: Plugin List

Linux Mint 3.0 Xfce Available Now

Linux Mint is an elegant, up-to-date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution based on the very popular Ubuntu and Kubuntu Linux distributions. It offers paid commercial support to companies and individuals.

The Linux Mint Community is proud to present a new release of the Linux Mint distribution, this time based on the light and powerful XFCE desktop environment: “This is the first XFCE release of Linux Mint. It is made by and for the Linux Mint Community and it is maintained by Merlwiz79.” – says the Linux Mint team. Linux Mint XFCE is based on Cassandra and includes the following mint utilities:

  •   mintInstall
  •   mintDisk
  •   mintWifi
  •   xfcemintConfig
  •   xfcemintDesktop

Here are some of the most interesting applications you’ll find in this edition:

  •   OpenOffice 2.2.0
  •   Firefox 2.0.0.6
  •   Thunderbird 2.0.0.5
  •   Sunbird 0.6a1
  •   Exaile 0.2.10
  •   Xfmdeia 0.9.1
  •   Gmplayer(mozilla-mplayer)
  •   Brasero 0.6.0
  •   Chestnut Dialer GTK 0.3.3
  •   Deluge 0.5.2
  •   Fusesmbtool 0.2
  •   Pidgin 2.1.0
  •   X-Chat
  •   Wicd 1.3.1
  •   Gnormalize 0.52
  •   Catfish 0.2.4
  •   Evince 0.5.2
  •   Gimp 2.2.13
  •   GQview 2.0.4

Linux Mint XFCE runs faster and takes less resources and is ideal for older computers. The differences between this edition and the original Linux Mint are:

  •   The presence of Exaile which replaces Amarok
  •   The XFCE desktop replaces Gnome
  •   Wicd replaces Network Manager

 

Download Links. Linux Mint 3.0 Xfce (ISO) | Linux Mint 3.0 Xfce (Torrent)